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Growing Optimism

Queuing for baptism

Growing Optimism The first Vice-President and former leader of the Opposition during the civil war in South Sudan, Riek Machar, after many delays, has returned to South Sudan. There has been no unrest or violence in Juba following his return. The Transitional Government of National Unity has been formed.  Last week, I listened to the Archbishop of Juba speak with ...

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UN Reports on Human Rights and Humanitarian Needs

report OCHA

Read here  The report of  the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs             HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTH SOUDAN clik here to read the full report This report by the Human Rights Division (HRD) of the United Nations in South Sudan (UNMISS) takes stock of the state of human rights in South Sudan since the outbreak of ...

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SScouncil of Churches

EASTER MESSAGE FROM SOUTH SUDAN COUNCIL OF CHURCHES The representatives of the churches members,  question, express concern,  and announce their taking part in bringing the Easter Hope of new life in South Sudan,  calling upon every South Sudanese citizen, to join in that endeavour. “…We ask ourselves why are we still experiencing suffering and death in our country? …Why are ...

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International Human Solidarity Day December 20th 2016

Life in contested border region of Abyei

  Solidarity is one of the fundamental and universal values that should underlie relations between people in this century and beyond. International Human Solidarity Day, December 20, was founded by the United Nations to eradicate poverty and promote human and social development in developing countries, in particular among the poorest segments of their populations. Hear the inspiring words of Anglican ...

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address by Bishop Hiiboro (640x480)

Ref. Period of enduring Hope and emerging Light in South Sudan’s darkness.   My dearest Sisters and brothers, As I began to think about what to write during this Holy Christmas and New Year seasons, I tried to do what many of us do when looking for the words to say: I wanted to go back into the files. But ...

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Testing Times

Displaced girl inside UN base in South Sudan

‘Despite the hardships and so many challenges they face, war affected communities show an extraordinary resilience. This, together with their faith, helps them to cope with the daily struggles’. So wrote Comboni Missionary from Brazil, Fr Raimundo, after his return from celebrating Christmas in the UN POC (Protection of Civilians) camp in Bentieu, the war ravaged capital of Unity State. ...

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Bishops of South Sudan visit Pope Francis

Bishops visiting Pope Francis

From Sudan Tribune; January 22, 2016 (KHARTOUM) – South Sudanese and Sudanese archbishops who visited Pope Francis of Catholic Vatican city said they had extended invitation to him to visit the two neighbouring, formerly one country. Vatican Radio reported that Pope Francis met with the bishops of Sudan and South Sudan on Wednesday, shortly before his weekly general audience. The ...

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Meeting of Pope Francis with the President of South Sudan

2015-11-28 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis held a private 15-minute meeting with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on Friday, in Uganda’s statehouse. Fr. Federico Lombardi, the head of the Holy See Press Office, said “It was a private meeting.” South Sudan declared its independence from Sudan in 2011, and has suffered from a civil war since late 2013. The ...

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157. Forging a Future

STTC graduate & two Aussies

  There is abundant bad publicity about South Sudan, some deserved, some over-stated and some not fully depicting the human tragedy that has afflicted the lives of so many people. Yet there are many courageous young people who continue to pursue their hopes and dreams. They know that just because a person is from another tribe, does not make that person ...

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Wau Catholic Health Institute Graduates Nurses

Foto James Dimo

By James Deng Dimo WAU 24, November 2015 [Gurtong] - The Wau Catholic Health Institute in Western Bahr el Ghazal State on Tuesday graduated 19 students who successfully completed their 3 year nursing course. 25 November 2015 Graduates during the graduation ceremony held in Wau The government of Western Bahr el Ghazal State has assured the graduates of employment.James Ukello ...

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